The pitfalls of dying without a valid will

The pitfalls of dying without a valid will

Estate planning is one of those things that often fall by the wayside. We all know that drafting a will is something we should do, but we often find ourselves thinking, “I’ll sort that out another day; there’s plenty of time….” It may seem morbid or depressing to...

Alternative Dispute Resolution during lockdown

Alternative Dispute Resolution during lockdown

While approaching the courts is a traditional method for resolving disputes between parties, there are times and circumstances where the courts are not necessarily the best option. Now, more than ever during the current Covid-19 lockdown, with the courts only open for...

POPI Unpacked

POPI Unpacked

As POPI becomes mainstream, the issues around privacy are readily becoming topics of conversation around the braai, at the pub, the dinner table and lunch with the ladies.  This awareness by individuals is causing people to be more sensitive as to how their...

Fixed-Fee Mediation vs uncertain litigation costs

Fixed-Fee Mediation vs uncertain litigation costs

Through handling countless mediations every year, I understand that not all disputes are created equal – from divorce to business rescue, unruly neighbours, workplace disputes, commercial, insurance and property disagreements -  the magnitude, complexity,...

Cryptocurrency in death and divorce

Cryptocurrency in death and divorce

Cryptocurrency in death and divorce By Stephan Haynes Cryptocurrency can be defined as a virtual asset which resembles monetary value and is exchanged on a decentralised marketplace by way of blockchain technology. In layman’s terms, these are virtual assets that can...

Protection Orders

Protection Orders

Protection Orders “Power is no blessing in itself, except when it is used to protect the innocent” [Johnathan Swift] It is a sad fact, a harsh reality and all too commonplace, the incidence of domestic violence and harassment – and all too often not reported on due to...

A look at some Interesting amendments to King IV, 2016

A look at some Interesting amendments to King IV, 2016

A look at some Interesting amendments to King IV, 2016 In July 1993 the Institute of Directors in South Africa asked retired Supreme Court of South Africa, judge Mervyn E. King to chair a committee on corporate governance. The committee’s report, aptly named, was to...

For so many of us, a home or any immovable property will be our biggest investment and when we make the decision to sell, typically we not only want to get the best possible price, but we also want the transaction to be processed as quickly and as smoothly as...

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